Pygmy Squid

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This beautiful little Pygmy Squid (probably Idiosepius pygmaeus) is only about 1cm long with tiny circular fins at the rear end, and longer tentacles that extend from shortish arms at the front of the animal. Feeding on tiny shrimps and crabs, it’s said that the squid sneaks up on shrimp and immobilises them by biting through the nerve chord. Thesquid … Read More

More Kimberley Stock Photos

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Wet season aerial view of the Lower Ord River in the East Kimberley.

One of our hard drives bit the dust this week, which prompted me to be more vigilant about archiving data from previous years onto more than one drive.  In the process I had a look at some files of images from years past, and spent part of the morning uploading some new images to our  Kimberley Stock Photos website.  After … Read More

Outside Magazine

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Kimberley Media

American “Outside” magazine recently featured one of our Ord River shots in a feature on their 2013 “Outside Travel Awards”.  They awarded the Kimberley’s Kununurra “Best Adventure Hub” for its proximity to the Bungle Bungles, The Ord River, pictographs, El Questro and Camden Sound Marine Park. The Ord River image was taken during a wet season helicopter flight  between Christmas … Read More

Augustus Island

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The edge of a sandy reef on Augustus Island in Camden Sound

Augustus Island, at the northern end of Camden Sound, is one of the largest islands on the Kimberley coast. The island measures 22km by 16km at its widest point, with a total landmass of 190km².

Sea Shepherd’s “Steve Irwin” visits Broome

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Goolarabooloo Traditional Owner Richard Hunter chats to ex senator Bob Brown on Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd’s Steve Irwin visited Broome and the Kimberley coast in August 2012 at the invitation of Aboriginal traditional owners, the Goolarabooloo, to raise awareness of the Kimberley’s Humpback whale population and the likely impact of the industrialization of the coast on the Breeding Stock D, or Group lV population of Humpback whales if the construction of an LNG processing hub goes ahead at James Price Point.

The story behind the Sunset Breach

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Humpback whale breaches at sunset

We missed a shot of the whale calf breaching, but managed to capture the female as she sailed out of the water in front of the setting sun, executing a perfect half twist. The “footprint”, the slightly smoother patch of water in the bottom right of the photo shows where the calf had breached. The following two images were captured just before we lost the light completely.

James Price Point

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Reflections at James Price Point, north of Broome.

A few new images of James Price Point, or Walmadan, the site of a proposed LNG processing facility which lies approximately 60km to the north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula.

Broome moon

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A waning gibbous moon rises over Roebuck Bay in Broome on Western Australia’s Kimberley coast.

Near James Price Point

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This beach between James Price Point and Quandong Point is near the site of the proposed LNG processing hub on the Kimberley’s lower Dampier Peninsula, in an area rich in marine life, with one of the most significant dinosaur trackways in the world and a view of the world’s largest population of migrating humpback whales.